Sultan Qaboos University in general and the College of Education seek to raise the capabilities and qualifications of its employees, whether academics, administrators, or technicians. The office of the Assistant Dean for Training and Community Service at the College of Education works hard to ensure the implementation of professional development programs at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters of each academic year. Selection of topics included in the PD programs is based on a systematic needs analysis process through a special form designed for this purpose. It is also based on course and college evaluation data as well as continuous improvement plans made in response to academic accreditation.
Accordingly, multiple courses, programs and training workshops targeting college employees are being implemented and held on a semesterly basis. The office also provides training opportunities for the administrative and technical staff in the college to help develop their level of performance at work and keep abreast of developments in their career fields. The office also attracts many trainers and specialists in the fields of training from the college and abroad to expand the areas of interest and exchange experiences to achieve a better level of performance in the college.
1) Developing the educational, research, academic and technical skills and knowledge of the faculty members according to the latest developments in the academic educational field.
2) Developing and motivating the administrative and technical staff through workshops that develop their skills to improve the quality of work in the college environment.
3) Sharing knowledge, experiences, and skills among members of the academic, administrative and technical staff.
1) Designing a needs analysis form to identify the training needs/topics of the staff of the College of Education, including topics for the professional development program.
2) Sending the training needs form to all college employees by e-mail to be filled out.
3) Receiving, sorting, and classifying the responses of the training needs form from the college staff.
4) Designing a professional development program for faculty members and the administrative and technical staff, which includes: the titles of the workshops, the dates and times of implementation, the place of implementation, the sponsors of the workshops, if any, and the target group.
5) Presenting the professional development program to the College Council for approval.
6) Sending an announcement to all college employees about the implementation of the professional development program and the link to the registration form in the PD program by e-mail to be filled out.
7) Receiving the responses of the registration form for the program from the college staff and sorting and classifying them according to the workshops and categories.
8) Conducting workshops for the professional development program according to the dates and times specified in advance for each workshop.
9) Sending the workshop evaluation form to the participants to fill in at the time of the implementation of the workshop.
10) Preparing an inventory of the names of the participants in the implemented workshops and making a detailed list of names, work destination and e-mail for each workshop.
11) Issuing a certificate of attendance and appreciation to the participants in the workshops, the implementers of the workshops, and the supervisors of the workshops and sending it to them by e-mail.
12) Receiving and analyzing the workshop evaluation form responses from the participants.
13) Preparing a comprehensive report on the professional development program for faculty members and administrative and technical staff at the College of Education and presenting it at the College Council.